ITT Interconnect Solutions is launching the LPC CP1/CP2 switching coaxial connector for customers that need to verify antenna or circuit board performance. The connector is useful for passive switching between an internal circuit and external device such as test equipment or an antenna.
Critical attributes that the connector fulfils for customers include high-reliability RF switching, low signal loss of under 0.3dB, a minimum mating cycle count of 12,000 and return loss VSWR of 1.2:1 at 2GHz. With a frequency range up to 2GHz, the connector is suitable for a variety of applications including mobile telephones, two-way radios, military radios and wireless modems.
A wide range of accessories is available for connection to the switching coaxial connector in order to address many different test requirements. A cold pin minimizes RF emissions in unmated scenarios. Further benefits include a low-profile test port of 5.6mm and the ability to address angular and offset misalignment.
Also available is a waterproof version, designated the LPC SP1, which features a special rubber seal to achieve IP67 ingress protection. A wide range of accessories to complement these connectors is also offered.
Further details about the LPC CP1/CP2 switching coaxial connector can be found in an application note that is available from from www.ittcannon.com.